Garlic Pasta

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    Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this garlic pasta dish.  It packs a ton of flavor.

    I have NO WORDS for how amazing this pasta dish is. It’s Jason and I’s FAVORITE pasta dish, ever. Ever, ever. Everytime I make this, Jason could probably propose to me all over again.

    This pasta that uses nine (9) cloves of garlic. Seriously. The olive oil is infused with the nine finely minced cloves of garlic and half a stick of butter and then married with pasta sauce and the pasta.

    All that sounds super tantalizing, huh? Are you licking your lips yet?


    You won’t find the recipe here… (There’s a minor glitch right now – Megan’s in Alaska and she doesn’t get good service there so the recipe didn’t post, so I’ve got it posted below but will remove it once she has her post up!)

    ‘Cause I’ll need you to hop on over to newlywed Megan’s blog to grab the recipe! (It’s actually below – click “read more”)

    Garlic Pasta

    Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this pasta. It's SO good and if you love garlic, you will adore this pasta dish!
    Prep Time: 40 mins
    Cook Time: 10 mins
    Total Time: 50 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 882kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 9 cloves of garlic, finely minced
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1 pound dried spaghetti pasta
    • 6 tbsp butter
    • 15 oz jar of homemade pasta sauce or store-bought
    • 8 oz baby portabella mushrooms, sliced


    • In a medium pot, bring the olive oil and garlic to a boil then turn the heat down to low and let garlic and olive oil cook for 30 minutes.
    • In the meantime, cook your pasta according to the directions on the box.
    • At the same time, in a very large skillet, cook your mushrooms in a bit of olive oil and add some S&P, to taste.
    • When the pasta is done cooking, drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the mushrooms.
    • In the pot where the garlic oil is, add the 6 tbsp. of butter and let it melt completely. Once butter has melted, add the jar of pasta sauce and stir to mix well.
    • Remove the garlic sauce from heat and pour all over the pasta in the skillet. Toss well to coat every strand.
    • Serve with fresh basil or parsley and some freshly grated parmesan cheese!


    Adapted from Melissa D'Arabian
    Nutrition Facts
    Garlic Pasta
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 882 Calories from Fat 432
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 48g74%
    Carbohydrates 99g33%
    Fiber 7g28%
    Sugar 11g12%
    Protein 18g36%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


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  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    Wow wow wow Julie!! I am not a huge pasta fan (I swear I must be an alien), but this dish is tantalizing me! The pictures alone are enough for me to grab some pasta from the store and go to town. Honestly! It looks simple, fresh, and full of flavor. Kevin would die if I made this for him! Heading over to check out the recipe now :)

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    Oh, you TEASE!! That whole nine cloves of garlic thing is simply caaaaalling to me. It’s a really good thing my bf is as big a fan of garlic as I am, because my parents were convinced I’d never find a boy who’d want me and my love of stinky garlic. Ha!

    I can’t wait to read the recipe. :)

  • Eat.Style.Play says:

    I can’t have pasta for a month, but you better believe i’m gonna make this, when I can!! Yummy!

  • Angela @ AnotherBitePlease says:

    My hubby loves garlic – like I can never add enough garlic so I can’t wait to try this for dinner. Makes me more excited to try that it is one of your favorites too!!

  • [email protected] Food Ramblings says:

    Don’t see the recipe on Megan’s site…let us know when it’s up! I’m obsessed with garlic :)

    • Julie says:

      I’ve added it to my post now. Click “read more” and it should be there :)

  • [email protected] Food Ramblings says:

    Thanks Julie!

  • Stephanie says:

    Ah! This would have been perfect for last night. I absolutely *L-O-V-E garlic!!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Mm, pasta is a serious comfort food of mine. And this one kinda sorta makes me want to propose to you, too… NINE cloves of garlic? Forreals, I am gonna die and go to heaven. And those mushrooms on top look amazeballs.

  • Crystal {@phatbakes} says:

    Yum!! I’m a serious carb-aholic. Must try this! Thanks.

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    Oh gurllll, 9 cloves of garlic! I’m in love!!

  • Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie says:

    You had me at garlic ;)

    This recipe sounds really fantastic! I am a huge pasta lover so I’ll definitely be giving this a try! And I’m working on a party menu right now for a large crowd so I think this may fit the bill!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    sounds absolutely delicious!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Talk about some serious comfort food. DELISH. Hubs loves all thing garlic. PINNED.

  • Maya @ Alaska from Scratch says:

    Woohoo for Alaska! The pasta looks divine. :)

  • Betsy says:

    Recipe sounds delicious! Where did you get your dishes? Love them!

    • Julie says:

      The plate with the scalloped edges I got at Kirkland’s and the smaller round plate above it, I got at Home Goods.

  • Kathy @ {} experiment says:

    YUM! Haven’t made pasta in a while but this looks awesome. Lovin the nine cloves of garlic.. :) And new follower! Love your blog!

    • Julie says:

      Hey Kathy! Welcome :) so glad you found me :) garlic makes everything better! ;) looking forward to sharing more with you! xx

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    This looks amazing – I can totally tell why it is your favorite! My husband will love it, making it soon!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Ohh bummer Megan’s having difficulty with her site or post. Craziness. Are you trying to ward off the vampires? ;) I totally love garlicy dishes. This is awesome.

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    LOVE garlic! My dad is allergic to garlic :( So Ill just have to make this for me and Matt. Oh bummer ;)

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Dude, I’m a total garlic freak so this dish is just screaming my name! I’ll have to make this for Jason and see if he proposes to me! haha

  • Jen @ Savory Simple says:

    How could this NOT be utterly fantastic??

  • Tracey says:

    This sounds amazing Julie! It’s total comfort food too :) I’m putting in on my to-do list for this fall when the weather gets cooler!

  • Paula - bell'alimento says:

    Pasta. Garlic. What’s not to love ; )

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says:

    Ahhh, this sounds and looks ah-mazaing! I LOVE garlic, so this sounds like it’s right up my alley. And, love love love your plates…super cute!!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    Wow, you’re like a putting-pasta-on-the-plate expert. I’ve tried before but get sauce everywhere and it never looks nice. This is beautiful and I love that is has tons of garlic! Going to go check out the recipe.

  • Heidi @foodiecrush says:

    Garlic infused olive oil is my favorite ingredient of the moment. Love this and will head over to get the recipe NOW!

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    This looks absolutely amazing!! And so super comforting! and your photos are so gorgeous!

  • Kathryn says:

    Anything that uses that much garlic has got to be a winner!

  • Kiran @ says:

    Mmmm.. that’s garlicky goodness!

  • leslie says:

    YUM…9 cloves of garlic…yep, I might need a mint..

  • Jennifer says:

    I made this for my husband and I and it was AMAZING!!!!! Something that will be made again and again!

  • Meredith says:

    Julie – I think you should rename this dish – Holy Yum Pasta!!! It was incredible! So easy to make! I can’t wait to have the leftovers this week! My husband loved it!!

  • Cristina says:

    i just noticed that this recipe was posted quite a while ago, but I just found it this week featured on Best Friends For Frosting. It was exactly what I needed last night! I was making meatballs, but I had no ingredients for a homemade sauce. All I had was the saddest jar of store bought sauce. Normally, if I *had to* use store bought sauce, I’d dump it into a sauce pan and add a few of my own seasonings and just hope for the best. I never like it as good as homemade, but it’s fine. Your method of making a garlic oil and then adding the sauce is SO MUCH BETTER. I actually didn’t even have butter, but I let the sauce simmer together with the garlic oil for a few hours and in the end my husband loved it so much that he hasn’t stopped talking about it. He doesn’t even usually like tomato-based sauces. Thanks for the idea!

    • Julie says:

      I’m so glad you found this recipe, Cristina! I love the garlic oil method, definitely bumps up the flavor! :)

  • Svetlana says:

    Thank you, Julie for this receipe. I’m a huge garlic fan, so when I saw the name of this dish I knew I would love it. And I did!

  • holly says:

    this looks and sounds so good, I can almost smell it! dinner for tomorrow night! :)

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